Client Tools

Length: 00:04:02

Lesson Summary:

In order to proceed with Kubernetes the Hard Way, there are some client tools that you need to install on your local workstation. These include cfssl and kubectl. This lesson introduces these tools and guides you through the process of installing them. After completing this lesson, you should have cfssl and kubectl installed correctly on your workstation.

You can find more information on how to install these tools, as well as instructions for OS X Linux, here:

Commands used in the demo to install the client tools in a Linux environment:


wget -q --show-progress --https-only --timestamping \ \
chmod +x cfssl_linux-amd64 cfssljson_linux-amd64
sudo mv cfssl_linux-amd64 /usr/local/bin/cfssl
sudo mv cfssljson_linux-amd64 /usr/local/bin/cfssljson
cfssl version

If you want to work on an x86_64 machine, use these commands to install cfssl instead:

wget -q --show-progress --https-only --timestamping \ \
chmod +x cfssl_linux-386 cfssljson_linux-386
sudo mv cfssl_linux-386 /usr/local/bin/cfssl
sudo mv cfssljson_linux-386 /usr/local/bin/cfssljson
cfssl version


chmod +x kubectl
sudo mv kubectl /usr/local/bin/
kubectl version --client

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